|Nietzsche: Leo Strauss - Leo Strauss|
Keywords: Nietzsche; Heidegger; Ancients and Moderns
|AncientsStrauss - Leo Strauss|
Classical Political Philosophy Thucydides Plato Xenophon Grotius (classical tradition)
Keywords: Plato; Xenophon; Aristophanes; Thucydides; Ancients and Moderns; Leo Strauss
|Leo Strauss on Xenophon's Oeconomicus - Leo Strauss|
Leo Strauss on Xenophon's Oeconomicus 1969-70 (St. John's College, Annapolis)
Keywords: Leo Strauss; Xenophon; Oeconomicus; Philosophy; Socrates
|ModernsLeo Strauss - Leo Strauss|
Moderns Hobbes Locke Rousseau Vico
Keywords: Hobbes; Spinoza; Locke; Rousseau; Vico; Ancients and Moderns
|Strauss - What is Political Theory? - Leo Strauss|
Leo Strauss' unpublished lecture on the meaning of "political theory"
Keywords: Leo Strauss; Political Theory; Philosophy; Political Philosophy; Liberalism; Democracy; Plato; Aristotle; Machiavelli; Nietzsche; Rousseau; Tocqueville; Montesquieu
|Strauss on Heidegger: 5 crucial texts - Leo Strauss|
A group of essays written by Leo Strauss, originally published separately. These essays confront either explicitly or indirectly the radical historicism of Martin Heidegger. Strauss presents the classical idea of the philosophic life over against Heidegger's committed and spirited kind of "thinking" and his conscientious, single minded reflections on man's finitude and the abyss (i.e. Dasein, authentically experienced)...
Keywords: Martin Heidegger; Leo Strauss; Historicism; Modernity; Existentialism; Allan Bloom; Husserl; Philosophy; Socrates; Nietzsche; Nihilism; Socrates' Apology; Plato; Xenophon
Downloads: 7,047 (2 reviews)
|Strauss Essays & Comments on Machiavelli - Leo Strauss|
Some essays and critiques of scholarship concerning the thought of Machiavelli by Leo Strauss.
Keywords: Leo Strauss; Nicolo Machiavelli; Political Philosophy; Plato; Aristotle; Rousseau; Nietzsche; The Prince; The Discourses on Livy; Livy; Modernity
|Leo Strauss On Judaism - Leo Strauss|
Leo Strauss On Judaism
Keywords: Leo Strauss; Judaism; Spinoza; Maimonides; Religion; Philosophy; Genesis; Kabbalah
Downloads: 260 (1 review)
|Aristotle: Leo Strauss - Leo Strauss|
Keywords: Aristotle; Ancients and Moderns
|Leo Strauss: On Genesis - Leo Strauss|
Leo Strauss on the book of Genesis
Keywords: Leo Strauss; Genesis; Torah; Bereshit; Judaism; Philosophy; Interpretation
|Leo Strauss: How To Study Medieval Philosophy - Leo Strauss|
Leo Strauss: How To Study Medieval Philosophy
Keywords: Leo; Strauss; How; Study; Medieval; Philosophy
Downloads: 1,075 (1 review)
|Kant, Hegel, Marx: Leo Strauss - Leo Strauss|
Kant Hegel Marx
Keywords: Kant; Hegel; Marx; Ancients and Moderns
|Political Philosophy - Leo Strauss|
Natural Right Political Philosophy
Keywords: Ancients and Moderns
Downloads: 78 (1 review)
|Plato: Leo Strauss - Leo Strauss|
Keywords: Plato; Ancients and Moderns
|Leo Strauss - Contemporary Jurisprudence: a roundtable discussion - Leo Strauss (interview participant)|
This is an interview and discussion with a few of the most famous legal scholars, a philosopher, and a judge, concerning the problems faced by education and the law today due to the absence of any natural principles. The problem of nihilism is addressed directly. Other participants included Russel Kirk & Justice Donoso. The source was unfortunately not registered in the copy. Strauss makes some rare and candid remarks here about academia and the problem of demagoguery within liberal democracy in...
Keywords: Leo Strauss; Legal theory; Natural Right; Natural Law; Liberal Democracy; Liberalism; Nihilism; Donoso; Russel Kirk; Stanlis; Warren; American Constitution; Academia; Liberal Education
|Leo Strauss on Nietzsche's "Beyond Good & Evil" - Leo Strauss (1899 - 1973)|
One of Strauss' last essays, offering a very rich and condensed interpretation of Nietzsche's thought as a whole by way of a "Note on the Plan of Beyond Good & Evil". The ambiguous place of Nature in Nietzsche's thought and the importance of the 'Eternal Return of the Same' is discussed. Strauss simply lays bare the fundamental experience at the heart of modern thought - and hence existentialism & nihilism.
Keywords: Leo Strauss; Friedrich Nietzsche; Nihilism; Existentialism; Beyond Good and Evil; Philosophy; Plato; Socrates; Modernity
|Leo Strauss on Liberal Education - Leo Strauss (1899-1973)|
Two essential and epoch making essays on the meaning of liberal education and the intellectual crisis of modernity. The theme is the relation of liberal education to liberal democracy and the highest freedom of the mind. By Leo Strauss.
Keywords: Leo Strauss; Political Science; Liberalism; Liberal Education; Education; Plato; Aristotle; Hamilton; Mill; Locke; Democracy; Liberal Democracy; Nihilism; Marx; Nietzsche; University
|Leo Strauss - The Origin of Political Science - Leo Strauss (1899-1973)|
Unpublished lecture by Leo Strauss on the origins of political science in the thought of Plato. Strauss justifies and shows the necessity of recovering ancient thought.
Keywords: Leo Strauss; Political Science; Political Theory; Ancients; Modernity; Plato; Aristotle; Cicero; Liberalism; Political Philosophy
|Leo Strauss - Restatement on Xenophon's Heiro - Leo Strauss (1899-1973)|
This is the famous "Restatement" that discusses most directly the meaning of the philosophic life as opposed to all other human forms of association and activity. It was written as a "reply" to the friendly criticisms of Alexander Kojeve, who was the thinker responsible for the popular fusion of Hegel, Nietzsche, & Heidegger, popularized by Sartre's "Marxism". Included in this copy is the original final paragraph, excluded from the American edition, addressing the obscurantism and demagoguery im...
Keywords: Leo Strauss; Political Science; Philosophy; Liberalism; Tyranny; Wisdom; Plato; Aristotle; Xenophon; Heiro; Democracy; Liberal Democracy; Nihilism; Martin Heidegger; Kojeve; Nietzsche; Sartre
|Leo Strauss on Esotericism & Exotericism - Leo Strauss (1899-1973)|
Three important essays by Leo Strauss on the classical philosophic art of writing.
Keywords: Leo Strauss; Political Science; Liberalism; Liberal Education; Education; Plato; Liberal Democracy; Spinoza; Lessing; Schleiermacher; Persecution; Art of Writing; Freedom; Liberty
|Leo Strauss on Thucydides, Greek Historians, & Political History - Leo Strauss (1899-1973)|
Three carefully written essays on the meaning of Thucydides, Xenophon, and political history for the ancients.
Keywords: Leo Strauss; Political Science; Political History; Thucydides; Xenophon; Antiquity; Ancients; Philosophy; Classics; History; Political Philosophy; Ancient Greece; Herodotus; Homer; Plato; Aristotle
|Heidegger and Strauss on Nietzsche, and Modernity - Heidegger & Leo Strauss|
2 essays to be downloaded separately: Heidegger's essay "Who is Nietzsche's Zarathustra?" Strauss' essay "Three Waves of Modernity", which concludes with an amazingly simple & clear discussion of the "Eternal Return", and its necessity to Nietzsche's thought.
Keywords: Heidegger; Leo Strauss; Modernity; Existentialism; Machiavelli; Rousseau; Nihilism; Relativism; Zarathustra; Nietzsche; Philosophy
|Leo Strauss - Gadamer Correspondence [Truth and Method, 1961] - Hans-Georg Gadamer, Leo Strauss|
Discussions regarding hermeneutics, historicism, and the possibility of philosophy between Strauss and Gadamer. The implication of Martin Heidegger's thought for these fundamental themes is taken up in relation to Gadamer's own "Wahrheit und Methode" (Truth and Method). Gadamer later addressed these issues specifically, as a result of this correspondence. Originally published in a continental journal of philosophy, it is today rare and difficult to obtain.
Keywords: Gadamer; Leo Strauss; hermeneutics; Truth and Method; Martin Heidegger; Existentialism; Historicism; Philosophy